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2Pac and Outlawz

Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)

  • Statistieken
  •   6 weken
  •   22 piekpositie
  •   72 punten
  •   2000

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   16-06-1971
Land   Verenigde Staten

Tupac Amaru Shakur (beter bekend als 2Pac en ook Makaveli genoemd) is gemeten naar platenverkoop één van de meest succesvolle Amerikaanse rappers. Rond zijn 12e maakt hij kennis met dansen en acteren en op zijn 15e begint hij met rappen. In 1991, als hij 20 is, komt zijn eerste solo-album uit (2Pacalypse Now). Dat doet vrij weinig, maar met zijn tweede plaat Stricyly 3 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. is het wel raak.

In 1994 raakt 2Pac zwaargewond door kogels bij een gewapende overval. Hij wordt tevens veroordeeld voor het aanranden van een fan en moet de gevangenis in. Terwijl hij daar zit, verschijnt zijn derde album Me Against The World. Het platenlabel Death Row Records legt de borg van 1,4 miljoen dollar voor hem op tafel, op voorwaarde dat 2Pac drie albums maakt. Hij gaat akkoord en komt met All Eyez On Me (een dubbelalbum), dat door velen wordt gezien als zijn beste werk.

Op 7 september 1996 gaat Tupac in het MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas naar een bokspartij van Mike Tyson. Als hij buiten is wordt hij opnieuw beschoten. Hij ligt een week in het ziekenhuis en verliest een long. Uiteindelijk sterft Tupac op 25-jarige leeftijd. Over de aanslag bestaan verschillende complottheorieën. Feit is dat de dader nooit gevonden is.


In 1999, ruim twee jaar na zijn dood, scoort 2Pac in ons land zijn grootste hit met Changes (drie weken nummer 1 en Alarmschijf).


Songtekst

[2pac]
I feel you {uhh} .. (baby don't)
But you can't, you can't give up
{hey.. 2pac what?}

[2pac + h.e.a.t.]
Baby don't cry, i hope you got your head up {outlawz}
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry, i hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {keep ya head up}

[2pac]
Now here's a story bout a woman with dreams
So picture perfect at thirteen, an ebony queen
Beneath the surface it was more than just a crooked smile
Nobody knew about her secret so it took a while
I could see a tear fall slow down her black cheek
Sheddin quiet tears in the back seat; so when she asked me,
"what would you do if it was you?"
Couldn't answer such a horrible pain to live through
I tried to trade places in the tragedy
I couldn't picture three crazed niggaz grabbin me
For just a moment i was trapped in the pain, lord come and take me
Four niggaz violated, they chased and they raped me
Even though it wasn't me, i could feel the grief
Thinkin with your brains blown that would make the pain go
No! you got to find a way to survive
Cause they win when your soul dies

[2pac + h.e.a.t.]
Baby please don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry, i hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {never give up}
Baby don't cry, i hope you got your head up {never give up}
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry

[edi amin]
Uhh
Forget him girl (forget him girl) he ain't gon' never change
I ain't no hater but that nigga lost in the game
After the bright lights and big thangs
He probably could loev you, but he in love with the struggle
Everyday, his mind on gettin mo' (gettin mo')
And never your feelings, he's chasin millions fo' sho'
Uh oh (uh oh), now you bout to have his baby? (dayamn)
Another wild-ass nigga that's gon' drive you crazy
You got too much, mo', livin to do - i'm spittin this to you,
Cause you deserve more than what he givin to you (that's right)
Beautiful, black, precious, and complicated
A new millennium dime piece, so fine she
Got em all stuck standin still when she come through
Baby take a little mo' time, love'll find you
And show us the sky's blue somebody other than me
Gon' give you everything you need, feel me?
{don't cry-ahhhhh..}

[2pac + h.e.a.t.]
Baby don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {you'll be alright}
Baby don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {you'll be alright}
Baby don't cry, i hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {keep your head up}
Baby don't cry, i hope you got your head up {never give up}
Even when the road is hard, never give up {no no.. ohhhh}
Baby don't cry

[young noble]
I'm tryin to do all that i can, from jump
Now you losin, you was choosin the wrong man
Dealt the wrong hand, you was young and beautiful
Lost and turned out, what you let that nigga do to you? (damn)
I knew her since elementary, she blew a kiss to me
Wrote me a note in crayon, wantin to get with me
We was kids, now she got three kids
They see their father e'ryday, and they don't know who he is
Seen him last night, homey roll a e-class
Mad cheese in the stash, still a deadbeat dad
I bring her, pampers and food, just to stop through
But those, ain't my seeds, nuttin really i could do (nah)
I feel pity for you, you ain't even his wife
Seventeen with three kids, locked down for life
Shoulda chose me, she bout to o.d. from the pressure
Hell nah i won't let her {baby don't cry}

[2pac + h.e.a.t.]
Baby don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {you'll be alright}
Baby don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {baby don't cry}
Baby don't cry, i hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {baby baby baby}
Baby don't cry, i hope you got your head up {no..}
Even when the road is hard, never give up {no-ohhhh}
Baby don't cry, i gotta keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry, you got to keep your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up {ooooh baby}
Baby don't cry, i hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry, i hope you got your head up {keep your head up}
{keep your head up, never give up}
Even when the road is hard, never give up, baby don't cry

[young noble]
Uhh, uhh, yeah, don't give up {you'll be alright}
Don't cry, don't cry, don't cry

[2pac + h.e.a.t.]
Baby don't cry, i hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up
Baby don't cry, i hope you got your head up
Even when the road is hard, never give up, baby don't cry

[edi amin]
For all the ladies {soulshock, karlin}
Baby don't cry
Got to keep your head up {keep your head up}
Makaveli the don {head up} aight?

Songinformatie

Artiest2Pac,
Outlawz
 A-kant
 B-kant
Platenlabel Interscope


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